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This is a demo in Chrome, but the extension is also available for Firefox. More info here:
Data Selfie explores our relationship to the online data we leave behind as a result of media consumption and social networks. In the modern age, almost everyone has an online representation of oneself and we are constantly and actively sharing information publically on various social media platforms. At the same time we are under constant surveillance by social media companies and “share” information unconsciously. How do our data profiles, the ones we actively create, compare to the profiles made by the machines at Facebook, Google and Co. – the profiles we never get to see, but unconsciously create?
Why does Facebook need your phone number or your phone contacts or the data from your WhatsApp account? Why does Facebook track the time you spend looking at the posts in your news feed? Is the sole purpose of this data gathering to serve us more relevant ads? Is there something else afoot?
Data Selfie is an application that aims to provide a personal perspective on data mining, predictive analytics and our online data identity – including inferred information from our consumption. In our data society algorithms and Big Data are increasingly defining our lives. Therefore, it is important – especially for those who are indifferent to this issue – to be aware of the power and influence your own data has on you.
Twenty one indigenous tribes, shaman, musicians, artists, teachers and attendees from over forty countries gathered together for one of the worlds most important indigenous cultural celebrations. Spanning 18 days on an amazing beach in the Caribbean, Tribal Gathering melds the ancient and modern, providing a space for discourse, ceremony and fun.
The first half is dedicated to the tribes and their shaman with several zones offering workshops, ceremonies and indigenous music. Slowly the pace picks up and we seemingly travel through time to the finale of five days of electronic music and what might be described as our modern rituals of dance, art and creativity.
Things don't stop there, Tribal Gathering is a fundraising event for our public charity Geoparadise, the money we raise funds numerous projects throughout the year with the tribes in attendance. It is also a platform where projects are created and we all get the chance to involve ourselves in this process. The profits from every cent you spend at Tribal Gathering, from your entry ticket to money spent at the bars and our restaurant go towards these projects. Without your contribution none of this would be possible so, thank you!
Blooms are 3-D printed sculptures designed to animate when spun under a strobe light. Unlike a 3D zoetrope, which animates a sequence of small changes to objects, a bloom animates as a single self-contained sculpture. The bloom’s animation effect is achieved by progressive rotations of the golden ratio, phi (ϕ), the same ratio that nature employs to generate the spiral patterns we see in pinecones and sunflowers. The rotational speed and strobe rate of the bloom are synchronized so that one flash occurs every time the bloom turns 137.5º (the angular version of phi).* Each bloom’s particular form and behavior is determined by a unique parametric seed I call a phi-nome (/fī nōm/). -John Edmark
John Edmark is an artist, designer, and inventor. He teaches at Stanford University.
Such love and energy is poured into all of the art at Boom, it was a truly inspiring experience to be immersed in the energy of the people creating it and allowing that energy to influence the direction for the video mapping
our appreciation goes to the Boom crew for creating a magical space where anything can happen